March 29, 2017

"Eleven people who slaughtered a sheep, stripped naked and chained themselves together outside the gates of Auschwitz last week were... not neo-Nazi extremists..."

They were pacifists.

According to prosecutors.

32 comments:

Expat(ish) said...

That's probably news to the sheep.

-XC

Michael K said...

Makes sense to me. Kill a sheep and strip. What could be more obvious?

robother said...

Fine line between German pacifists and neo-Nazis.

Inga said...

Poor sheep. I hope they donated the meat to poor people.

Francisco D said...

The results of their urine samples should be interesting.

Jim Nicholson said...

Striking parallels to the Individual Eleven storyline from Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex. Particularly the fact that the protesters were unknown to each other before the event. Wonder who is behind this.

Bob Boyd said...

I've got an idea.

What?

We're pacifists, right?

Yup. Pacifists.

So why don't we go to Auschwitz and kill a sheep?

Hey, that's not bad.

Rob said...

Stripping naked was the giveaway.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Pacifism wasn't what shopped those chimneys from smoking.

David said...

Did they wear sheep's clothing before they stripped?

Patrick said...

Exiled wins this one.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

MPAI

Back in 1992 when they started making it easy to get on the Internet I knew that no good could come of it.

"No good will come out of making it easy to get on the Internet," I would say, which was anachronistic of me, since it was still Arpanet.

"Even worse idiots than the ones already on would start communicating with each other and start cooperating to do incredibly stupid stuff,"

Which was obvious, but still correct.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

Also, the message of killing a sheep would seem to be ... don't be a sheep. Kind of the opposite of pacifism.

Also, spot on exiled.

Clyde said...

Just as "vegetarian" is an old Indian word for "bad hunter," so "pacifist" simply means "bad fighter."

When the lion and the lamb lie down together, it just means an easy meal for the lion.

Si vis pacem para bellum. (Let's get the Latin quote right!)

Etc.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Patrick said...
Exiled wins this one.

3/29/17, 1:35 PM

Except I meant to write "stopped" not "shopped."

Thorley Winston said...

Fine line between German pacifists and neo-Nazis.

The only difference seems to be: no one ever fantasized about being ravaged by someone dressed as a German pacifist.

Thorley Winston said...

Striking parallels to the Individual Eleven storyline from Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex. Particularly the fact that the protesters were unknown to each other before the event. Wonder who is behind this.

My money’s on the Laughing Man.

Dave D said...

Anxiously awaiting Laslos take on this.....

mockturtle said...

It accomplished what they set out to accomplish : Plenty of public attention.

Fernandinande said...

Lemur Macht Frei

Bay Area Guy said...

The Left is wacko, and we should state that each and every time they do anything to promote a cause and/or get some publicity.

Levi Starks said...

Assuming what they did was the violation of some law, wouldn't the proper punishment have been to allow them to remain naked, and chained to the gates?

James Pawlak said...

It was pathological pacifists who allowed Hitler to have German troops march into foreign lands.

pdug said...

Good thing nobody punched them. (?)

Richard said...

From the sheep’s perspective, they were definitely not pacifists.

Sigivald said...

Why ... would anyone think they were Neo-Nazis?

(Though equally, what in actual fsck does that have to do with a pacifist protest either?)

David said...

James Pawlak said...
It was pathological pacifists who allowed Hitler to have German troops march into foreign lands.


That's too easy. The weak and indecisive non-pacifists had a much larger role.

n.n said...

Abortion rite with a social liberal twist.

Tarrou said...

The correct response would have been to take the keys to the chains, and leave them be. And then cook the sheep.

holdfast said...

Don't they know that millions of pacifistic types were already slaughtered there?

When the Russkies finally liberated the camp, they didn't use hugs and flowers.

rhhardin said...

If nobody was playing the national anthem, I don't see any offense.

southcentralpa said...

The weird part is that "Auschwitz" is the German name to the town, and if you don't think that P.O's the Poles, you're just not thinking hard enough ...